Megatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 349 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 802 times:
Back in the 50's and 60's the DC-8 and the B707 was in great competition. These to great airplanes was the start for massive pax jet-transportation. (Haven't forgot the Comet, TU104 and Caravelle)
The B707 won with arround 1100 against 556.
But now many DC-8 60 serie have been converted to the 70 series. And according to a book from 1999, there was still arround 100 B707/B720 in service in 1998, but arround 250 DC-8, mainly as freighters.
The DC-8's seems to last longer (as a old Volkswagon)
Who is/where the better aircraft ?
Anybody out in the forum who has flown on both the B707 and DC-8. (I have only flown B720B)